Gareth Southgate is to quit the Football Association after only 18 months - dashing hopes that the former England defender would become the body's new technical director.
Southgate is leaving is post as the FA's head of elite development and has said he no longer wishes to be considered for the role of technical director.
Southgate, who will continue to work as a pundit for ITV, said in a statement: "I'd like to place on record just how much I've enjoyed working at The FA over the past 18 months.
"It really has been an honour and a pleasure. Hopefully, I have been able to play some part in delivering important changes to the way children play at the youngest levels. It has also been a tremendous experience to work on the delivery of St. George's Park.
"The FA is heading in the right direction in terms of developing more, better coaches and players at all levels of the game under the leadership of David Bernstein, Alex Horne and Sir Trevor Brooking. I would like to thank them for their support throughout my time with the organisation.
"I've advised The FA that I will be pleased to help with specific projects moving forward".